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  The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department has reported an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday morning in east Clarksdale.
The costs of doing business are going up and Clarksdale Public Utilities’ is not immune to rising expenses or the risks of providing a service to the public.
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to be a member of the next cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) prog
Carson Douglas Strider, 5, is all smiles after bagging his first buck on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Strider was hunting on Bowman Delta Farm in Coahoma County with the .243 H&R rifle pictured.

Sallie Beatrice Frye

Sallie Beatrice Frye, 76, of Merigold died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Bolivar County Medical Center in Cleveland.

A family viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.

Charles E. Taylor

Charles E. Taylor, 52, of Lyon died Dec. 3, 2019 at Methodist South in Memphis. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Dec. 14, 2019 at Great View Baptist Church in Quitman County with Pastor Andre Ramsey presiding. Burial follows at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Lyon.

Ida Mae Hayes

Ida Mae Hayes, 82, of Greenwood died Nov. 27, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. She was born Aug. 10, 1937.

William Glenn Willard, Jr.

William Glenn Willard, Jr., 72, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Peter's Reef, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, while scuba diving with his family. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale.

Robert Harvey Waller Jr.

Robert Waller, 77, of Clarksdale, passed away on November 26, 2109, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 30, 2019, at Ray Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service following immediately after with Brother James Kellum officiating. A burial followed at 3 p.m.

Elizabeth Virginia Liberty

Elizabeth Virginia Liberty, 91, of Jonestown died Nov. 22, 2019 at Alliance Speciality Hospital in Greenville. She was born Aug. 12, 1928. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown with the Rev. Emanuel Lackey presiding. Burial is at St. James Cemetery in Jonestown.



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